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Synonyms for rear

Synonyms for rear

the hindmost part of something

the part or area farthest from the front

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the part of one's back on which one rests in sitting

located in the rear

to take care of and educate (a child)

to move (something) to a higher position

to make or form (a structure)

Synonyms for rear

the back of a military formation or procession

the side of an object that is opposite its front

the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer

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the side that goes last or is not normally seen

stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds

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construct, build, or erect

located in or toward the back or rear

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Every now and then the rear guard and the white men cast apprehensive glances rearward as though momentarily expecting the materialization of some long expected danger from that quarter.
Advancing, therefore, without much order, they had just crossed the brook with a part of their followers, when they were assailed in front, flank, and rear at once, with an impetuosity to which, in their confused and ill-prepared condition, it was impossible to offer effectual resistance.
The guide led them to the rear of the glade, where they were able to observe the sleeping groups.
The captain of the company had been pacing excitedly to and fro in the rear.
There were motor trucks and ox teams and all the impedimenta of a small army and always there were wounded men walking or being carried toward the rear.
If you unload his skull of its spermy heaps and then take a rear view of its rear end, which is the high end, you will be struck by its resemblance to the human skull, beheld in the same situation, and from the same point of view.
Anyone looking at the disorganized rear of the Russian army would have said that, if only the French made one more slight effort, it would disappear; and anyone looking at the rear of the French army would have said that the Russians need only make one more slight effort and the French would be destroyed.
At the head of the caravan rode some two hundred warriors, five abreast, and a like number brought up the rear, while twenty-five or thirty outriders flanked us on either side.